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ANTH 115 Introduction to Archaeological Field Work

2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab, 4 units
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option

Description: This course is an introduction to the basic techniques of archaeological field work. Emphasis is placed on site survey, site layout, excavation, artifact identification, laboratory analysis and report writing. Topics also include use of compass and transit, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This course is designed for Anthropology and Archaeology majors as well as students interested in prehistoric and/or historic research.

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